By Natalie Neumann
The new AeroTrain at Dulles International Airport is expected to begin ferrying passengers between the terminal and the gate next month.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority had hoped the train could be up and running before the holidays. But testing delays forced the launch to be postponed. Now the company charged with testing the new system says the train has passed the final hurdle.
The authority's chief executive said at a board meeting Wednesday the train service should begin in January, although the Washington Post reports an exact launch date has not been set.
The AeroTrain will run underground and replaces giant shuttle buses that date to the 1960s.